No winter courses at Bishop’s

Bishop’s University will not be offering winter courses in Knowlton in 2018 after all.

Since a story about the potential sale of the Brome Lake campus appeared in October’s Tempo, the Senate of the university’s HQ in Lennoxville has “approved the recommendation of the Continuing Education Committee to suspend Knowlton activities starting with the Winter 2018 semester.”

This decision was part of a note forwarded by B.U. Finance and Administration vice-president Isabelle Goyette to inform students of the campus in Knowlton of their future, or lack of one. Budgetary concerns are believed to be behind the decision.

“All credits associated with Knowlton would be added to the general Continuing Education credit course offerings at the Lennoxville campus,” the memo continues, as written by Marie-Josée Berger, Continuing Education Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of the School of Education. For more information, students should call 819-822-9670.

Whether courses will ever again be offered locally is unknown at this time, but discussions are ongoing and several petitions have circulated imploring the university to keep the Knowlton campus open

One petition is on line in both English and French, and those concerned about this closure of the Knowlton campus are urged to sign it.